Keep moving for a longer life

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Replacing Just 30 Minutes Of Sitting With Any Kind Of Movement On A Daily Basis May Help People Live A Longer Life, Study Indicates.

TIME (1/15, Ducharme) reports new research “published in the American Journal of Epidemiology finds that replacing just 30 minutes of sitting with any kind of movement, every day, could help” people have a longer life. The study found that “getting up for half an hour of light activity – like walking, when a person would usually be sitting – corresponded to an estimated 17% lower risk of early death.” The study also found that “the same amount of moderate or vigorous exercise corresponded to about a 35% lower mortality risk.”

According to HealthDay (1/15, Preidt), “the new study involved nearly 8,000 American adults, aged 45 and older.” Participants “wore physical activity monitors for at least four days as part of research conducted between 2009 and 2013.” The study authors “then tracked deaths among the participants until 2017.

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